Saturday News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 20, 2018
Craigslist scammers in Batavia behind bars.
A Phony Craigslist ad and a pair of BB guns has led to the lock up of two local men.
23 year old Jaequele Tomlin of Central Avenue and 19 year old Quamane Santiago of Main Road in Stafford were both arrested for Conspiracy.
According to police the pair posted an ad on Craigslist to sell a truck.
However no truck was for sale and the two were accused of attempting to lure in potential buyers with cash.
Batavia Police Assistant Chief Todd Crossett said two people answered the ad…
Police said Santiago and Tomlin were found to be possession of realistic looking B-B guns. The two were jailed without bail with additional charges pending.
Three teens charged for bomb threat to the Livonia School District.
At around quarter to 5 Wednesday evening the Livonia School District received a message on their school tip line warning of bomb being hidden in the school and alerting that it would go off the following day.
Sheriff’s Office nitrate K-9 “Kane” performed a physical search of the school along with Livonia School personnel while other Sheriff’s Officers were tracing the source of the online threat.
Investigators charged two 15 year olds and a 16 year old student with felony counts of Falsely Reporting an Incident.
The 15 year olds were referred to Family Court and the 16 year old was charged as an adult and will appear in criminal court on the matter.
The names of the suspects are being withheld due to their ages.
Silver Springs man pleads guilty to child porn charge.
25 year old Ronald Caryl of Silver Springs pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce child pornography in a federal court yesterday.
Investigators found that Caryl had solicited a 23-year-old woman in Nashville, Tennesee on MeetMe.com for sex and as the conversation progressed Caryl continued to press the woman to send naked pictures of her one year old daughter.
He is looking at 15 to 30 years in prison and a quarter million dollar fine.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 1st.
Federal agents sweep Genesee County rounding up seven suspected or convicted foreign nationals.
They were taken into custody in Batavia, Elba, Byron and Bergen.
No names were given and no other details were provided.
The arrests came over a five-day period and were carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents throughout Western New York.
A total of 46 suspected illegals were arrested in the regional sweep.